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alertdialog role (aria)

Screen reader support level: supported

Voice Control support level: not applicable

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A type of dialog that contains an alert message, where initial focus goes to an element within the dialog. See related alert and dialog.

Expectations

What are expectations?

Screen Reader support by expectation

ExpectationJAWSNarratorNVDAOrcaTalkBackVoiceOver (iOS)VoiceOver (macOS)
MUST NOT automatically switch away from reading modesupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupported

Voice Control support by expectation

ExpectationDragon Naturally SpeakingVoice Access (Android)Voice Control (iOS)Voice Control (MacOS)Windows Speech Recognition
Not applicable

Expectation: convey an appropriate role

Rationale: A screen reader user needs to know how they can interact with the element. Voice control software might use the role to help users activate controls that do not have a visible name.

Strength of these expectations for different types of assistive technologies:

  • Screen Readers: MUST
  • Voice Control: NA

No tests reference this expectation yet.

Expectation: NOT automatically switch away from reading mode

Strength of these expectations for different types of assistive technologies:

  • Screen Readers: MUST
  • Voice Control: NA
Screen Reader support for 'MUST NOT automatically switch away from reading mode'
TestJAWSNarratorNVDAOrcaTalkBackVoiceOver (iOS)VoiceOver (macOS)
ChromeIEFirefoxEdgeChromeFirefoxFirefoxChromeSafariSafari
ARIA alertdialog role must use document modesupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupported